apns platform uses the Apple Push Notification service (APNS) to deliver notifications from Home Assistant.
To use the APNS service you will need an Apple developer account and you will need to create an App to receive push notifications. For more information see the apple developer documentation.
# Example configuration.yaml entry notify: name: NOTIFIER_NAME platform: apns cert_file: cert_file.pem
- name (Required): The name of the notifier. The notifier will bind to the service
- sandbox (Optional): If true notifications will be sent to the sandbox (test) notification service. Default false.
- cert_file (Required): The certificate to use to authenticate with the APNS service.
The APNS platform will register two services,
This service will register device id’s with home assistant. In order to receive a notification a device must be registered. The app on the device can use this service to send an ID to Home Assistant during startup, the ID will be stored in
See didRegisterForRemoteNotificationsWithDeviceToken in the Apple developer documentation for more information about how to obtain a device id.
This service will send messages to a registered device. The following parameters can be used:
message: The message to send
target: The desired state of the device, only devices that match the state will receive messages. To enable state tracking a registered device must have a
tracking_device_idattribute added to the
[NOTIFIER_NAME]_apns.yamlfile. If this ID matches a device in
known_devices.yamlthe device state will be tracked.
- badge: The number to display as the badge of the app ic.
- sound: The name of a sound file in the app bundle or in the Library/Sounds folder.
- category: Provide this key with a string value that represents the identifier property of the UIMutableUserNotificationCategory.
- content_available: Provide this key with a value of 1 to indicate that new content is available.